A earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) strikes 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Unique identifier: at00o57a23. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16097050, at00o57a23. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:58:51 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Sola in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 166.6° East, latitude -13.9° South, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 06:58:51 / April 6, 2016 @ 6:58 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 102 km W of Sola, Vanuatu.
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